Awwwww, winter migration. We left Utah on Monday, and landed at Lake Mead. It’s not quite half way to Phoenix, but a great place to stay for a week or so. Our first art show of the winter is next weekend, so we have a little time to relax and regroup.
We do love the desert. I really missed the wide open skies, and the beautiful sunrises, and sunsets. This sunset from the other night was a spectacular color.
It is nice being on the lake too. I took this shot of a lone bird swimming on the vast waters.
I guess I needed a bit of a break from the blog. That, and we have been super busy creating our mixed media, and fine art photography pieces for this winters art shows. But, I missed you guys.
We have been creating some pretty exciting art. I had an idea in my head of how this new fine art photography was going to look when we started making the large pieces. But, not every plan works out in real life. What I thought would look good, didn’t, so we went with a better idea. Thankfully, I am married to an artist, and together we can come up with some pretty good stuff.
Just about everything we have made this year is big. 24 x 36, 20 x 30, or 16 x 20 photos. Al made wood panels larger than the prints, then the real magic happened.
Around each photo we have textured, and painted to match the image. This is where Al has been invaluable. His knowledge of finishes, and paints has been what makes this work.
Oh my word, can you say slacker?! I completely missed last weeks from clicking to creating, and this week is going to be fast as well. We are so busy getting stuff created for this winters art shows, and then there was the 4 days with the horses……
Anyway, this week the Dogwood 52 was to create an image after a song. Since all I did was photograph wild horses this week, the Rolling Stones song Wild Horses seemed the best.
A song seemed pretty easy to create an image for. What song would you do?